MAPPS Elects Directors, New Board of Directors
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Posted by: Nick Palatiello
MAPPS, the only national association for private sector
geospatial firms, elected three new members to the association's Board
of Directors and re-elected five others. The MAPPS Board also elected a
slate of officers to serve the association for 2011-2013.
Richard "Dick" McDonald, PLS, CP, Director of Geospatial Services
of T3 Global Strategies Inc., Bridgeville, PA assumed the office of
President. McDonald has been a member of the MAPPS Board for six years,
including roles as Secretary and President-Elect. He has been the
chairman of a number of committees and task forces, including the
MAPPS-FEMA/DoD/DHS Liaison Committee and Underground Utilities Task
The MAPPS membership elected Claire Kiedrowski, CP, President of
Kappa Mapping Inc. Bangor, ME; Jim Page, PhD, CEO of James W. Sewall
Company, Old Town, ME; and Tim Stagg, Vice President, Federal Programs
of AeroMetric, Easton, MD as new directors of the MAPPS Board. Eric
Andelin, CP, GISP, Group Manager of Woolpert, Inc., Garland, TX and Mike
Tully, CP, President of Aerial Services Inc., Cedar Falls, IA, were
re-elected to terms on the Board.
Other officers, elected by the Board of Directors, include Robert
"Bob" Hickey, CP, Vice President Marketing/Business Development of
Photo Science, West Chester, PA, as President-Elect and will succeed to
the office of President in 2013. Hickey served as the MAPPS Treasurer
the past two years.
Mark Safran, CP, Program Manager, Geospatial Solutions of BAE
Systems, Mt. Laurel, NJ has been elected treasurer. Safran has been the
chair of the GeoINT Committee and chair of the MAPPS-NGA Liaison
Stagg was elected as secretary by the Directors.
Scott Perkins, GISP, Associate Vice President of Wilson &
Company, Kansas City, MO is an incumbent member of the Board continuing
his service with one more year remaining on his term.
The vote of new directors by the MAPPS membership was held during
the association's annual business meeting and the Board's election of
officers occurred on June 27, 2011, at the MAPPS Summer Conference at
The Sagamore Resort in Bolton Landing, NY.
Formed in 1982, MAPPS is the only national association exclusively
comprised of private firms in the remote sensing, spatial data and
geographic information systems field in the United States. The MAPPS
membership spans the entire spectrum of the geospatial community,
including Member Firms engaged in satellite and airborne remote sensing,
surveying, photogrammetry, aerial photography, mobile mapping, LIDAR,
building information models (BIM), 3D mapping, hydrography, bathymetry,
charting, aerial and satellite image processing, GPS, and GIS data
collection and conversion services. MAPPS also includes Associate Member
Firms, which are companies that provide hardware, software, products
and services to the geospatial profession in the United States and other
firms from around the world. Independent Consultant Members are sole
proprietors engaged in consulting in or to the geospatial profession, or
provides a consulting service of interest to the geospatial profession.
MAPPS provides its 180+ member firms opportunities for
networking and developing business-to-business relationships,
information sharing, education, public policy advocacy, market growth,
and professional development and image enhancement.
For more information on MAPPS, please visit www.MAPPS.org